Helma Pietsch


Helma grew up in Germany, encouraged by her grandmother to appreciate authors from the German Schiller to the French Voltaire. Her all time favourite author is Dumas senior. Over the years, she lived on 2 extremely different continents, Northern Europe and Africa, before she arrived in Australia.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My Tiger, a selfish, domineering cat, staring at me, ready for his breakfast. Also all the kookaburras, sitting in the old gum tree. Their noisy spectacle can be extremely annoying at 5am in the summer months. I've an agreement with my next door neighbour, he will not practise shooting towards their directions as long as I keep feeding them raw kangaroo meat, to keep them quiet. It is really dog food, but the birds don't know that. Trying to sleep in is impossible, when 6 noisy kookaburras are determent to compete with each other in the spectacle.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like watching old fashion romantic/comedy movies. My spare time is devoted to the local animal welfare/rescue organisation and all unwanted presents from my last birthday or Christmas will finish up on their shelves. I'm volunteering for a senior citizen organisation, where I try to teach mature writers the do and don'ts on how to write their own biography, before many memories are fading away. Otherwise grandchildren never would understand the reason for a glory box and the grandfather's slogan; no money in the drawer makes the love fly out of the window.
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Where to find Helma Pietsch online


Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 24,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
She died and did not like it. Unfortunately, this was only one of her new problems. How to be a ghost; it turned out to be the major challenge for her, when there is no instruction book and no voice is whispering some rules and regulations. It could happen to you.
Money Can't Buy It
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,140. Language: British English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three brothers had only in common the family motto 'Plenty of money can fix anything' and they were convinced that love was a meaningless word, an overrated useless emotion, until a nymph with red curly hair turned their non-existing family life into turmoil, a lisping blond Aphrodite created new English words and an unapproachable bachelor became a sentimental romantic man.
How To Lie Sincerely
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,060. Language: British English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This biography is revealing an insider report about the deceitful techniques in the slimming industry, also the reason a scientist disappeared permanently, when he researched cosmetic products, the detailed facts about the way Marilyn Monroe died and various versions to get away with murder.
Kissing The Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,390. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The subtitle could be 'How To Deflate A Modern Casanova's Ego'. Thirty year old Fabian is filthy rich, obnoxious and egoistic, with the only positive aspect of him being damn good looking. He only likes things, not people, until Jasmine turns his world upside-down without her knowing it. His sex life is completely ruined after she kissed him.
The Wind Never Smiles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Helena is a huntress and prefers using men for one night only. She comes across the unemotional and extremely self-controlled Vince, who ticks all the right boxes for her, but he only wants her as a companion while he is introducing her to the European high-society. In Paris she is experiencing the difference between sex and making love in a big way.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Ethics & morals
'Unforgiving' could be subtitled, 'How to get away with different murder techniques' and explains the circumstances, which can turn a young woman into a merciless killing machine.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,060. Language: British English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The mysterious Mister Vincente introduced Helena to the international high society, while showing her how to enjoy wealth beyond comprehension. She started the biggest food fight in Rabat, also a commotion at the 'Monte Carlo' casino and on a flight to Las Vegas, she had an argument with Yves Saint Laurent about a new perfume - all unintentional - as with most of her experiences.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,510. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
True events in Europe from 1958 to the middle of 1960, narrated into a humorous and romantic story, also disclosing the background of a scientific discovery, which was then never revealed to the public.

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